I need some help!
A couple of weeks ago, our State sent their minions around to prune all of the growth back from the sides of our roadways. Overall they do a good job – they actually prune rather than slash and hack.
They did take down an entire HUGE tree that was growing WAY too close to the corner of our main intersection, which was a good thing as well. They also left most of the larger sections of wood cut into 3-5 foot sections!
I grabbed a piece today as it looked very interesting – sort of a chocolate/cinnamon color and ran it through my bandsaw. WOW – this bright yellow wood with a fantastic grain pattern emerged!
I am pretty sure this stuff is Black Locust, but am hoping someone could “Second” that.
The one giveaway I find is that is smells like a Cow Paddock.
Anyone care to gander a guess?
As you can see in the last two pics, it oxidizes a rather strange brown color.
These pieces I am slabbing off are easily 14” high – I LOVE my Rikon Band Saw!!!! :-)
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